November 6, 2008
7:30 PM Performance at the 14th Street Playhouse
Post-performance Gala at the W Hotel
188 14th Street, Atlanta, GA
A fundraiser to benefit V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, Ashe Cultural Arts Center and True Colors Theatre Company
An additional gift will be made to The Feminist Women’s Health Center of Atlanta
Join Eve Ensler and Kenny Leon for the opening night performance of “Swimming Upstream” and a post-performance gala reception with the New Orleans style rhythm & blues band, The Squirrelheads. We’ll follow the band as we second line across 14th Street to the W Hotel to wine and dine in a way that is truly New Orleanian.
Swimming Upstream tells the story of women before, during and after Hurricane Katrina. This project was incubated and coordinated through the Ashé Cultural Arts Center and V-Day with Eve Ensler, playwright of The Vagina Monologues.
Directed by Kenny Leon and featuring Jasmine Guy, Shirley Knight, Kerry Washington and the women of New Orleans.
For tickets or to become a sponsor please contact LaTeshia Ellerson at 404.588.0308 ext. 203
Individual Tickets: $250
Sponsorship Begin: $2500
Tony Brewer, Randi Layne, Denise Leggett, Stephanie Russell
Host Committee Chair
Wendy Babchin, Veronica Best, Eric & Nancy Brown, Linda & Wendy Belkin, Clea Calloway, Merry & Chris Carlos, Sandi & William Cooper, Holli Hines Easton, Jane Fonda, Ken Goldwasser, Ernest & Patricia Greer, Perri Higble, Alyson Hoag, Theresa Jarmuz, Angela Karatassos, Liz Lapidus, Adam Malm, Carol & Art Harris, George & Ginair McKerrow, Evelyn Mims, Pat Mitchell, Shirley Mitchell, Jo & Christina Moore, Travis & Kim Paige, Lewis Perkins, Jay & Arthur Richardson, Sandi & William Richardson, Millie & Steve Smith, Kristy Stupka, Naiema Thomas, Bob Whitfield, Brenda B. Wood, Terri and Mike Woodson
W Hotel of Atlanta
The Chelko Foundation
Maggie Merman & Susan Kennedy